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Crews watching weather as wildfire burns near sequoias

Crews are watching the weather this weekend as they battle a California wildfire that has burned into groves of gigantic sequoia trees
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By the Numbers: Sequoia trees wrapped in blankets as wildfire approaches

Firefighters use fire-resistant blankets at California's famous Sequoia National Park to keep some of the world's largest trees safe from threatening wildfires.
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By the Numbers: Sequoia trees wrapped in blankets as wildfire approaches
September 18, 2021, 1:43 AM

Giant sequoias wrapped in protective foil as multiple wildfires threaten ancient trees

Crews are working to protect California's famed groves of giant sequoias, as multiple fires continue to burn unabated.
September 18, 2021, 1:43 AM
Giant sequoias wrapped in protective foil as multiple fires threaten ancient trees
September 17, 2021, 5:46 PM

Lake Tahoe residents give emotional thanks to firefighters who saved their homes

South Lake Tahoe locals gathered to cheer on the firefighters who saved their city and successfully contained 71 percent of the monstrous Caldor Fire.
September 17, 2021, 5:46 PM
Lake Tahoe residents give emotional thanks to firefighters who saved their homes
September 17, 2021, 3:23 AM

California wildfires threaten famous giant sequoia trees

Elsewhere, two California fires that have caused extensive destruction.
September 17, 2021, 3:23 AM
National park's giant trees at risk as wildfires grow
September 17, 2021, 12:30 AM

Future of Lake Tahoe clarity in question as wildfires worsen

With a wildfire no longer threatening Lake Tahoe, residents, tourists and scientists drawn to its clean alpine air, clear blue waters and fragrant pine trees now wonder about the long-term effects that remain
September 17, 2021, 12:30 AM
September 16, 2021, 10:15 PM

Bucket cam captures water dump over California wildfire

The Nevada National Guard captured video filmed from a unique perspective: inside the bucket that it used to dump water on the Caldor Fire in California.
September 16, 2021, 10:15 PM
Bucket cam captures water dump over California wildfire
September 15, 2021, 3:19 PM

Fires shut Sequoia National Park, could threaten huge trees

Sequoia National Park has been shut down and its namesake gigantic trees could be in danger as forest fires burn in steep terrain across California’s Sierra Nevada
September 15, 2021, 3:19 PM
Fires shutdown national park, could threaten huge trees
September 14, 2021, 10:03 PM

Locals cheer on firefighters battling Lake Tahoe-area blaze

Lake Tahoe-area residents lined the streets to cheer for firefighters and first responders who have been battling the massive Caldor Fire.
September 14, 2021, 10:03 PM
Locals cheer on firefighters battling Lake Tahoe-area blaze
September 13, 2021, 3:53 PM

Crews in southern Spain face 'complex' wildfire for 5th day

Firefighting crews near southern Spain's Costa del Sol were hoping much-needed rainfall to help them extinguish a major wildfire that has ravaged 7,700 hectares (19,000 acres) in five days and forced 2,600 to evacuate
September 13, 2021, 3:53 PM
September 13, 2021, 4:47 AM

Firefighters advance on blaze that shut California highway

Authorities have reopened nearly all lanes of a major Southern California highway as firefighters made progress on a wildfire that jumped across the road
September 13, 2021, 4:47 AM
September 9, 2021, 10:42 AM

Hot, dry air, possible lightning raise California fire worry

California's interior is hot and dry and the forecast calls for a risk of fire-starting dry lightning as thousands of firefighters already have their hands full with wildland blazes
September 9, 2021, 10:42 AM
Hot, dry air, possible lightning raise California fire worry
September 8, 2021, 11:55 AM

Worsening California blazes prompt new calls for innovations to fight fires smarter

The ongoing Dixie Fire has become the second-largest in the state's history.
September 8, 2021, 11:55 AM
Worsening wildfires spark new reckoning on firefighter tech
September 8, 2021, 3:02 AM

Official: Wildfire near Lake Tahoe largely kept from towns

A huge California wildfire near the Lake Tahoe resort region is about half contained
September 8, 2021, 3:02 AM
September 7, 2021, 2:28 AM

Lake Tahoe residents relieved homes spared from wildfire

People who fled South Lake Tahoe under threat of a wildfire have been trickling back home, but many shops remained dark Monday and the resort town's normally bustling streets remained quiet
September 7, 2021, 2:28 AM
September 6, 2021, 12:10 PM

At least 80 wildfires rage in the West

ABC News’ Ginger Zee has the latest on the wildfires burning in California, prompting new evacuations.
September 6, 2021, 12:10 PM
At least 80 wildfires rage in the West
September 6, 2021, 1:23 AM

South Lake Tahoe residents can return as fire threat eases

Tens of thousands of people forced to flee South Lake Tahoe because of a California wildfire could begin to return to their homes
September 6, 2021, 1:23 AM
September 5, 2021, 10:24 PM

Wildfires, smoke snuff out outdoor adventures across US

Wildfires burning in the U.S. this summer have upended plans for countless outdoor adventures
September 5, 2021, 10:24 PM
September 4, 2021, 11:34 PM

Lake Tahoe evacuees hope to return home as wildfire slows

Residents hope for a chance to return home as firefighters make progress.
September 4, 2021, 11:34 PM
Lake Tahoe evacuees watching weekend with hope as fire slows
September 4, 2021, 1:21 AM

Huge wildfire near Lake Tahoe slows as weather improves

Officials say better weather has slow the growth of the huge California wildfire that has been threatening the Lake Tahoe resort region
September 4, 2021, 1:21 AM
September 3, 2021, 5:19 PM

First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price gouging

There are differences between price-gouging laws in Nevada and California.
September 3, 2021, 5:19 PM
First flames, then fees: Tahoe evacuees report price-gouging
September 2, 2021, 11:29 PM

Lake Tahoe resort city OK for now, wildfire fight not over

Better weather is helping in the battle against a huge California wildfire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, a place known the world over as a recreational paradise
September 2, 2021, 11:29 PM
September 2, 2021, 4:05 AM

Caldor fire fueled by low humidity, high winds

More than 4,000 first responders are fighting against the fire that is still only 20% contained. The fire threatens to destroy over 30,000 structures in the Lake Tahoe area.
September 2, 2021, 4:05 AM
Caldor fire fueled by low humidity, high winds
September 2, 2021, 3:56 AM

Caldor Fire moves closer to Lake Tahoe resort town, prompts more evacuations

A California wildfire is inching closer to a popular resort town in Lake Tahoe as fire conditions worsen in the region.
September 2, 2021, 3:56 AM
Wildfire moves closer to resort town, prompts more evacuations
September 2, 2021, 1:32 AM

Student killed in shooting at North Carolina high school, suspect in custody: Police

A North Carolina high school was locked down after a shooting on school property.
September 2, 2021, 1:32 AM
Student killed in shooting at high school, suspect in custody
September 1, 2021, 4:35 PM

Official reports progress in defending Lake Tahoe from fire

Firefighters scrambled to keep a Calif. wildfire from reaching a resort city.
September 1, 2021, 4:35 PM
Strong winds push California wildfire closer to Lake Tahoe
September 1, 2021, 10:49 AM

Caldor Fire encroaches on popular resort town of South Lake Tahoe

For over two weeks, the Caldor Fire has swept across over 199,000 acres.
September 1, 2021, 10:49 AM
Caldor Fire encroaches on popular resort town
September 1, 2021, 5:25 AM

As fire nears, some Lake Tahoe residents buck order to flee

While more than 20,000 people packed roads leading out of Lake Tahoe on Monday to flee the Caldor Fire closing in on the resort community, a handful of people decided to buck the mandatory evacuation orders and stay behind
September 1, 2021, 5:25 AM
September 1, 2021, 2:23 AM

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

"It's more out of control than I thought."
September 1, 2021, 2:23 AM
September 1, 2021, 1:26 AM

Tens of thousands evacuate Lake Tahoe area due to wildfire

The Caldor Fire is rapidly spreading toward south Lake Tahoe as residents quickly evacuate the area. As of Tuesday, the fire has damaged over 700 structures and is only 16% contained.
September 1, 2021, 1:26 AM
Tens of thousands evacuate Lake Tahoe area due to wildfire
August 31, 2021, 9:15 PM

Caldor fire forces thousands more to evacuate in Northern California

Nearly 60,000 people are under evacuation orders as the massive fire continues to grow.
August 31, 2021, 9:15 PM
Caldor fire forces thousands more to evacuate in Northern California
August 31, 2021, 1:58 PM

New threat emerges as crews fight Minnesota wildfire: bears

Officials leading the fight against wildfires in northeastern Minnesota are warning about a new threat: bears attracted by generous donations of food and other supplies
August 31, 2021, 1:58 PM
New threat emerges as crews fight Minnesota wildfire: Bears
August 31, 2021, 6:23 AM

Fast-moving Caldor Fire headed toward Lake Tahoe

The Caldor wildfire has burned more than 177,000 acres in Northern California. Nearly 500 homes have been destroyed, and authorities are issuing more evacuations.
August 31, 2021, 6:23 AM
Fast-moving Caldor Fire headed toward Lake Tahoe
August 31, 2021, 3:32 AM

Wildfire evacuees flood Lake Tahoe roads in rush to flee

Fire is forcing thousands of people to rush to leave South Lake Tahoe as the entire California tourist city comes under evacuation orders
August 31, 2021, 3:32 AM
August 30, 2021, 5:41 PM

Massive fire threatens Lake Tahoe, more ordered to flee

People have been told to flee from a long section of the Lake Tahoe shoreline as a huge forest fire threatens to push into the resort region straddling California and Nevada
August 30, 2021, 5:41 PM
August 28, 2021, 11:36 PM

Crews battle to protect Lake Tahoe region from wildfire

There are fears that hot, gusty winds could fuel the stubborn blaze.
August 28, 2021, 11:36 PM
August 28, 2021, 6:16 PM

Caldor Fire spreads toward Lake Tahoe

Thousands of firefighters are battling triple-digit heat, drought and wind.
August 28, 2021, 6:16 PM
Caldor Fire spreads toward Lake Tahoe
August 28, 2021, 1:40 AM

Winds frustrate effort to corral wildfire near Lake Tahoe

“You don’t want everyone in the basin panicking and scrambling."
August 28, 2021, 1:40 AM
August 28, 2021, 1:40 AM

Winds frustrate effort to corral wildfire near Lake Tahoe

Firefighters battling a stubborn California wildfire near the Lake Tahoe resort region are facing gusty winds and dry conditions that make vegetation ready to burn
August 28, 2021, 1:40 AM
August 27, 2021, 2:31 AM

With wildfire threatening, Lake Tahoe prepares for emergency

"We’ve got nothing left here."
August 27, 2021, 2:31 AM
August 26, 2021, 11:55 PM

Northern California fire triggers evacuations

The Caldor Fire has burned through the Lake Tahoe area for nearly two weeks and has destroyed more than 600 structures.
August 26, 2021, 11:55 PM
Northern California fire triggers evacuations
August 26, 2021, 9:26 PM

'Tinderbox conditions' fuel fire in Superior National Forest

A Superior National Forest official says the ongoing drought has created “tinderbox conditions” as firefighters continue to battle wildfires in the area
August 26, 2021, 9:26 PM
August 26, 2021, 12:09 PM

Wildfires trigger air quality alerts in 6 states

Nearly 100 wildfires across the West have cast a sky of smoke in multiple locations as firefighters struggle to contain the blazes.
August 26, 2021, 12:09 PM
Wildfires trigger air quality alerts in 6 states
August 26, 2021, 4:22 AM

Caldor fire closes in on Lake Tahoe

Thousands of firefighters are trying to beat back the massive wildfire in Northern California. Officials closed schools near Reno and Lake Tahoe due to hazardous air quality.
August 26, 2021, 4:22 AM
Caldor fire closes in on Lake Tahoe
August 26, 2021, 3:29 AM

Closure of popular wilderness area extended because of fires

U.S. Forest Service officials have extended the closure of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after Minnesota’s largest wildfire doubled in size
August 26, 2021, 3:29 AM
August 26, 2021, 2:42 AM

Upcoming heat wave could hinder firefighting efforts in scorched West

Dozens of wildfires blazing through the Western U.S. are continuing to shroud surrounding areas in smoke and haze.
August 26, 2021, 2:42 AM
Upcoming heat wave could hinder firefighting efforts in scorched West
August 25, 2021, 12:25 PM

Concerns grow over air quality amid relentless wildfires in West

67,000 students in Reno, Nevada, were ordered to stay home after the city recorded its worst air quality ever.
August 25, 2021, 12:25 PM
Concerns grow over air quality amid relentless wildfires in West
August 25, 2021, 11:06 AM

Nevada records worst air quality on record as wildfire smoke spreads

Schools and other businesses were forced to close Tuesday after Nevada recorded its worst air quality in decades.
August 25, 2021, 11:06 AM
Nevada records worst air quality on record as wildfire smoke spreads
August 25, 2021, 6:07 AM

Massive wildfires burning near Lake Tahoe

The Caldor Fire in Northern California has burned more than 117,000 acres, and a campsite at the Lake Tahoe Basin has been evacuated.
August 25, 2021, 6:07 AM
Massive wildfires burning near Lake Tahoe
August 25, 2021, 5:29 AM

Pristine Lake Tahoe shrouded in smoke from threatening fire

Ash is raining down on Lake Tahoe and thick yellow wildfire smoke is blotting out its famous postcard views of mountains surrounding pristine blue waters
August 25, 2021, 5:29 AM